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Old June 28th, 2010, 12:20 am
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It only matters that Harry's eyes are the same color as his mother, and so far that hasn't even been important in the movies. I don't recall that Slughorn gave up the correct memory because of Harry's eye color as he did in the book, and we've yet to learn whether Snape says "Look at me" as he dies. Those two occurrences turned out to be the only times Lily's eye color was important to the plot.

The importance of Lily's eye color isn't what bothered me. Simply that Harry was described as having green eyes and it was an expectation that I had of him. Just like all the Weasley's are described as having red hair. It has no importance to the plot whatsoever, but if Ron had come on screen with brown hair, people would probably have been annoyed because red hair is a Weasley characteristic. Or if they changed the shape of Harry's scar to something other than a lightening bolt... Sure, the plot isn't affected, but it bothers me nonetheless.


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Old June 28th, 2010, 1:16 am
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I REALLY hated the fact that in the end of the 6th movie, after Dumbledore died, that the entire battle just stops and everyone raises their wands. I mean, It's a battle for heavens sake! If someone dies in war does everyone just stop to pay homage to the deceased, and then everything is okay? NO! It doesn't convey the state of chaos that everything is in if just by raising your wand you can stop the battle! Also, they didn't show Dumbledore's funeral! Instead, they just showed Ron, Harry, and Hermione on the top of the owlery! To any normal HP fan, this might have annoyed them a bit, but I am not a normal fan (let's face it, if you're on this site, you are not ordinary). I've read the series 20 times, and I'm only 13, so this bugged me so much that I couldn't take it, and I actually stormed out of the theatre, utterly confusing my friends who have never read the series and didn't realise that anything was wrong. They just thought I was crazy...

There really was no battle. They decided to leave it out because they thought it would be too repetitive to Deathly Hallows.


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Old June 28th, 2010, 1:36 am
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Re: What are your movie pet peeves?

About the eyes: in the novels, Avada Kedavra is green, as are Harry's eyes. In Half-Blood Prince and I'm guessing Deathly Hallows as well, Avada Kedavra is changed to blue to match Dan's eye color.


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Old June 28th, 2010, 1:58 am
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I liked the part of everyone holding up their wands after Dumbledore dies. That was so touching. I didn't like the waitress scene at the beginnning of HBP nor did I like the Burrow burning down.


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1- Chris Columbus' direction in the first movie which I thought was clunky and very "Hollywood"

2- The habit of characters in the first two movies to say the name of a character when they entered a room

For example...in COS when Professor McGonagall and Professor Dumbledore entered the room, Harry said "Professor McGonagall!......Professor Dumbledore!"

Yes Harry, they are, and we know!

3-The fact that the enforced title change JK Rowling was pressured into with the book "The Philosopher's Stone" carried over into the movie as well.

4- The way Michael Gambon choose to portray Dumbledore after Richard Harris' serene performance, which is disappointing because I respect Gambon very much as an actor.

5-The special effect of the ghosts swooping down into the Great Hall in TPS, which was awful and badly done.

6- The awkward way they dubbed the line "...before the stairs move again" into TPS

7- Vernon Dursley having weird crossed eyes in POA. Why does he have them? They look ridiculous as crossed eyes in movies usually do. I don't recall his eyes ever being like that before or since.

8- The absolutely baffling decision to exclude or minimise all the flashback scenes from TDH revolving around Voldemort, Merope, Tom Riddle, Ogden, Marvolo and Merope.

9- The decision to replace Genevieve Gaunt as Pansy Parkinson

10- Lavender Brown being played by a black actress...AND....a white actress. What was the point? Why not just cast another black actress? Or why not just cast a white actress to begin with?

11- Marcus Flint having such awful teeth.

12- The way they portrayed Umbridge's "hem hem" habit. I was expecting something like a girlish clearing of a throat, but they went in a bizarre other direction and she sounded like a dolphin or something similar

13- Lupin's erm.....wolf form. Is that supposed to be a wolf? It looked more like a greyhound.


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Old June 28th, 2010, 3:12 am
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Re: What are your movie pet peeves?

^ Lavender was a black actress at first?


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Old June 28th, 2010, 3:28 am
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Lavender Brown has been played by three actresses.

Kathleen Cauley (who is black) in COS (non-speaking role)

Jennifer Smith (who is also black) in POA (another non-speaking role)

Jessie Cave (who is white) in HBP (larger speaking role)


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Old June 28th, 2010, 3:30 am
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How odd. I understand her role didnt speak in those movies, but do we see her at all? I dont recall.


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Old June 28th, 2010, 4:06 am
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HPB, the kissing scene between Harry and Ginny, ***? And all the romance between them wasn't necessary.


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3-The fact that the enforced title change JK Rowling was pressured into with the book "The Philosopher's Stone" carried over into the movie as well
I believe thats only in the US. I saw a poster for the film and it said Philosopher's Stone somewhere and i remarked how rare that is. I believe that poster to be imported.

Never really knew that about Lavender because you dont get a real introduction to her character until the HBP film.


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Re: What are your movie pet peeves?

For what it's worth I'm pretty sure Lavender is of European descent in the novels.


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Old June 28th, 2010, 4:41 am
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About the eyes: in the novels, Avada Kedavra is green, as are Harry's eyes. In Half-Blood Prince and I'm guessing Deathly Hallows as well, Avada Kedavra is changed to blue to match Dan's eye color.
Perhaps AK and Harry's eyes both being green is merely a coincidence. Remember Mark Evans?


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Old June 28th, 2010, 4:58 am
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Perhaps AK and Harry's eyes both being green is merely a coincidence. Remember Mark Evans?
I don't think so.

Gryffindor, Voldemort's eyes, and Expelliarmus are all red.
Slytherin, Harry's eyes, and Avada Kedavra are all green.

It's a back-and-forth game of parallels.


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My biggest pet peeve is that Dobby only appears in the movie once! And when he does he seems like a nuisance to Harry not a friend.


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My biggest pet peeve is that Dobby only appears in the movie once! And when he does he seems like a nuicesnsee (spell check any one? my computer cant recognize the word lol) to Harry not a friend.
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1) The acting, as a whole, sucks. Sorry to all you Dan and Emma lovers, but I really do not think that the two can act. And with their characters being the 2 most important that just makes the whole movie horrible.
I believe the acting has improved over the years, especially on Dan's part. I think the fact that he got the part of Harry Potter was a complete fluke, however, he's proven he can indeed act in the later movies. The thing that bothers me about Emma is that she acts mostly through the movement of her eyebrows. It was really distracting, particularly in OOtP. C'mon, Hermione, lighten up a bit.

This is what really makes me cringe throughout the films:
-When Lupin puts on the record player during their first lesson with boggarts in PoA. I think it's super cheesy.
-Malfoy's face AND hair in SS and CoS
-Dan's line delivery throughout most of SS and CoS. He has some geniune moments of authenticity in those films, but mostly it's forced and painful-sounding.
-Pretty much all of GoF. When Dumbledore's hand is trembling while he touches the Goblet during the selection ceremony, when Malfoy is sitting in the tree, taunting Potter (can't really explain why this irks me, it just does), the entrance of the Beauxbaton and Durmstrang students, the pace at which the film moved, the general suckiness of the adaptation. I will admit, it's probably one of the most fun Potter movies to watch.
-OOtP and HBP needed MUCH more Luna, for sure.


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I agree with you,, but you don't have to be so hard on the actors cause they're doing the best they can.. And once you get used to them, They're not that bad at acting..
I agree with this. The problem is should they have gotten newer and better actors every movie? I much rather them stick with the same actors and when you start people acting that young, you do not know how they will blossom as an actor or actress.

They have gotten plenty better IMO so it doesn;t matter to me.

My biggest gripe about the movies was in one movie and that was HBP. I think they really missed the mark on what to include and not include in this movie. there was tons of back story parts and the invasion of hogwarts should have been done bigger and better and they could have cut out stuff like Ron and lavender.

These are suppose to be very dark times but it didn't potray that in the movie, at least not enough anyways.


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One of my biggest peves about the movies is the layout of Hogwarts. Why cant the entrance hall open directly onto the grounds like in the books? I must admit that the new bridge in Deathly Hallows is an improvement but I would have prefered the books version. Other than that I hate the whole second half of PoA which totally killed the movie and made no sense.


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Old June 30th, 2010, 4:28 pm
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RE: the "Philosopher's Stone" name. I know it was only changed for the US, but I felt that they should have used the proper title for the film, in line with the rest of the world.


That aside, I find Emma Watson's eyebrows to be rather distracting. It's pedantic, I know, but it's a slight peeve.


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Old June 30th, 2010, 5:36 pm
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Re: What are your movie pet peeves?

I hate the fact that they left out the scene where Kreature has the locket/real horcrux in OOtP, considering it's a major plot point in DH, and a motivation for thr trio to return to Grimmuald pl.

That, and the fact that they totally created the scene of the attack on the Burrow in movie HBP!!! Grrrr


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